Technical Cooperation Programmes
Activities to support increased attention to gender perspectives in the area of human rights
The Division for the Advancement of Women and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights undertake joint activities to strengthen attention to the human rights of women and the mainstreaming of gender perspectives in all human rights activities.
Sub-regional workshop on the implementation of concluding comments/observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Round table of national human rights institutions and national machineries for the advancement of women
The Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW/DESA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), held a Round Table of National Human Rights Institutions and the National Machineries for the Advancement of Women, in Ouarzazate, Morocco, from 15 to 19 November 2004, which was hosted by by the Conseil Consultatif de l’Homme du Maroc (CCDH).
The Round Table brought together representatives of national human rights institutions and national machineries for the advancement of women from Australia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Kyrgyz Republic, Lithuania, Morocco, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Uganda, and Zambia with the aim of building the capacity of these institutions to more effectively promote and protect women’s human rights by contributing to a better understanding of the linkages between gender equality and women’s human rights.
Participants at the Round Table adopted a statement which includes recommendations to address the challenges faced by national machineries and national human rights institutions in their work to promote and protect the human rights of women.